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President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has spoken about the resignation of Jennifer Blanke, as vice president for agriculture, human and social development at the bank.

Blanke’s resignation was confirmed by the bank on Wednesday and takes effect July 4, 2020.

According to her, she was leaving for “purely family reasons”.

Adesina in a statement, expressed his delight to have worked with Blanke for the last three and a half years.

“I have been delighted to work with Dr Jennifer Blanke over the past three and a half years. She has demonstrated genuine leadership skills and moved the needle on so many fronts, especially in the areas of food security, women’s financial empowerment, and job creation”.

“I wish her all the best and look forward to continued partnerships and engagement with Jennifer,” Adesina said.

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